Author Topic: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)  (Read 20288 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:18:29 AM »

Offline dwlefty13

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1538
  • Tommy Points: 300
Since the regular season is officially closed, the playoffs are now open. Thought we create a thread to capture the 2017 NBA playoffs. Here are the matchups and times for each series.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls Celtics Wins 4-2
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Boston, 106-102 Bulls
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Boston, 111-97 Bulls
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Chicago, 104-87 Celtics
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Chicago, 104-95 Celtics
Game 5: Wednesday, Apr. 26 at Boston, 108-97 Celtics
Game 6: Friday, Apr. 28 at Chicago, 105-83 Celtics

No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers Cavs Wins 4-0
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Cleveland, 109-108 Cavs
Game 2: Monday, Apr. 17 at Cleveland, 117-111 Cavs
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Indiana, 119-114 Cavs
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Indiana, 106-102 Cavs

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks Raptors Win 4-2
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Toronto, 97-83 Bucks
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Toronto, 106-100 Raptors
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Milwaukee, 104-77 Bucks
Game 4: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Milwaukee, 87-76 Raptors
Game 5: Monday, Apr. 24 at Toronto, 118-93 Raptors
Game 6: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Milwaukee, 92-89 Raptors

No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks Wizards Win 4-2
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Washington, 114-107 Wizards
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Washington, 109-101 Wizards
Game 3: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Atlanta, 116-98 Hawks
Game 4: Monday, Apr. 24 at Atlanta, 111-101 Hawks
Game 5: Wednesday, Apr. 26 at Washington, 103-99 Wizards
Game 6*: Friday, Apr. 28 at Atlanta, 1115-99 Wizards

____________________________________________________________________________
Eastern Conference Semifinals

No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 4 Washington Wizards Celtics Wins 4-3
Game 1 in Boston: Sunday, April 30 123-111 Celtics
Game 2 in Boston: Tuesday, May 2 129-119 OT Celtics
Game 3 in Washington: Thursday, May 4 116-89 Wizards
Game 4 in Washington: Sunday, May 7 121-102 Wizards
Game 5 in Boston: Wednesday, May 10 123-101 Celtics
Game 6 in Washington: Friday, May 12 92-91 Wizards
Game 7 in Boston: Monday, May 15 115-105 Celtics

No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs No. 3 Toronto Raptors Cavs Wins 4-0
Game 1 Mon. May 1, Toronto at Cleveland, 116-105 Cavs
Game 2 Wed. May 3, Toronto at Cleveland, 125-103 Cavs
Game 3 Fri. May 5, Cleveland at Toronto, 115-94 Cavs
Game 4 Sun. May 7, Cleveland at Toronto, 109-102 Cavs

___________________________________________________________________________
Eastern Conference Finals
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cavs lead 2-1

Game 1 - Wednesday, May 17, Cavaliers vs. Celtics 117-104 Cavs
Game 2 - Friday, May 19, Cavaliers vs. Celtics 130-86 Cavs
Game 3 - Sunday, May 21, Celtics vs. Cavaliers 111-108 Celtics
Game 4 - Tuesday, May 23, 8:30 p.m.: Celtics vs. Cavaliers | TNT
Game 5 - *Thursday, May 25, 8:30 p.m.: Cavaliers vs. Celtics | TNT
Game 6 - *Saturday, May 27, 8:30 p.m.: Celtics vs. Cavaliers | TNT
Game 7 - *Monday, May 29, 8:30 p.m.: Cavaliers vs. Celtics | TNT

___________________________________________________________________________
Western Conference Quarterfinals
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers Warriors Win 4-0
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Golden State, 121-109 Warriors
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Golden State, 110-81 Warriors
Game 3: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Portland, 119-113 Warriors
Game 4: Monday, Apr. 24 at Portland, 128-103 Warriors

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies Spurs Win 4-2
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at San Antonio, 111-82 Spurs
Game 2: Monday, Apr. 17 at San Antonio, 96-82 Spurs
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Memphis, 105-94 Grizzlies
Game 4: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Memphis, 110-108 Grizzlies
Game 5: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at San Antonio, 116-103 Spurs
Game 6: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Memphis, 103-96 Spurs

No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder Rockets Wins 4-1
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Houston, 118-87 Rockets
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Houston, 115-111 Rockets
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Oklahoma City, 115-113 Thunder
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Oklahoma City, 113-109 Rockets
Game 5: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at Houston, 105-99 Rockets

No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz Jazz Wins 4-3
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Los Angeles, 97-95 Jazz
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Los Angeles, 99-91 Clippers
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Utah, 111-106 Clippers
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Utah, 105-98 Jazz
Game 5: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at Los Angeles, 96-92 Jazz
Game 6: Friday, Apr. 28 at Utah, 98-93 Clippers
Game 7: Sunday, Apr. 30 at Los Angeles, 104-91 Jazz

__________________________________________________________________________
Western Conference Semifinals

No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz Warriors Win 4-0
Game 1: May 2, 10:30 p.m. ET @ Golden State 106-94 Warriors
Game 2: May 4, 10:30 pm. ET @ Golden State 115-104 Warriors
Game 3: May 6, 8:30 p.m. ET @ Utah 102-91 Warriors
Game 4: May 8, 9 p.m. ET @ Utah 121-95 Warriors

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 3 Houston Rockets Spurs Win 4-2
Game 1 Mon.  May 1   Houston at San Antonio, 126-99 Rockets
Game 2 Wed.  May 3   Houston at San Antonio, 121-96 Spurs
Game 3 Fri.    May 5   San Antonio at Houston, 103-92 Spurs
Game 4 Sun.  May 7   San Antonio at Houston, 125-104 Rockets
Game 5 Tue.  May 9   Houston at San Antonio, 110-107 OT Spurs
Game 6 Thu.  May 11  San Antonio at Houston, 114-75 Spurs

__________________________________________________________________________
Western Conference Finals

No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 2 San Antonio Spurs Warriors Win 4-0

Game 1: Sunday, May 14, Spurs at Warriors 113-111 Warriors
Game 2: Tuesday, May 16, Spurs at Warriors 136-100 Warriors
Game 3: Saturday, May 20, Warriors at Spurs 120-108 Warriors
Game 4: Monday, May 22, Warriors at Spurs 129-115 Warriors


* = If Necessary
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 04:01:17 PM by dwlefty13 »
Let's Go Celtics!!

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 04:46:28 AM »

Offline estendius

  • Ante Zizic
  • Posts: 2
  • Tommy Points: 0
Let's go Celticsd

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 07:11:03 AM »

Offline Surferdad

  • Tiny Archibald
  • *******
  • Posts: 7152
  • Tommy Points: 423
  • "He fiddles...and diddles..."
The best matchup is Houston vs. OKC.  Harden vs. Westbrook.  That will be an epic battle.

Clippers vs. Jazz should be good too.

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 07:22:40 AM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

  • NCE
  • Kevin McHale
  • ************************
  • Posts: 24006
  • Tommy Points: 1769
I like Bucks and Raptors series .  Houston OkC in West .
« Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 07:30:35 AM by SHAQATTACK »

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 07:41:43 AM »

Offline dwlefty13

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1538
  • Tommy Points: 300
That Atlanta vs Washington series is going to be sneaky good. Would not be surprised if it went 7 games.

And that OKC vs Houston series will reach epic proportions. I smell an upset in this series.
Let's Go Celtics!!

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 08:46:23 AM »

Offline LilRip

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3205
  • Tommy Points: 391
I hope Houston gets eliminated in the 1st round. And it would be sweet if the Pacers beat up on the Cavs.
- LilRip

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 09:42:18 AM »

Offline slamtheking

  • Kevin Garnett
  • *****************
  • Posts: 17253
  • Tommy Points: 8683
only series that look like they'd be wrapped up quickly are: GSW beating Portland, SAS over Memphis and Cleveland over Indy.  the others look like they'd all go 6 games or more. 

I'd like to think the C's as the #1 would take out Chicago quickly but with this team's Jeckyl and Hyde performances I think Chicago could take 2-3 games of the series

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 12:16:47 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36357
  • Tommy Points: 1810
Western Conference

San Antonio vs Memphis

I like the look of this series. I think Memphis can give them a tough game. I like the way Memphis matches up with them. Two teams with a similar focus on team basketball. Memphis actually do a better job of playing together for my money. Just have less talent. Pau Gasol and Aldridge vs Marc Gasol and Z-Bo. Love the big man matchups. Memphis have a good advantage at PG with Conley. The difference between Kawhi and Grizzlies wings should send the series San Antonio's way but the Grizzlies do have good wing defenders to throw at Kawhi.

I think it'll go 6 or 7 games for the Spurs

Oklahoma City vs Houston

Love this series because of Westbrook vs Harden. The two most ball-dominant stars in the league. The two best solo-ists in the league. Going head to head.

Both teams have average teams outside of their stars. Houston with offensive talent. OKC with defensive talent. The big difference is on the bench. D'Antoni is a huge advantage over Donovan and I expect that to be the difference in the series.

Houston in 6 or 7 games.

Golden State vs Portland

Boring series. Golden State should sweep. Maybe Portland can steal a game if they get hot from 3 or Nurkic has a monster effort. I expect Nurkic to get a major payday after how well he performs in the playoffs against GSW.

LA Clippers vs Utah Jazz

I think these are the two most talented teams in the West outside of Golden State.

The Clippers had a good start to the season but then injuries hit and I don't think they have ever recovered from that. Given that, I am unsure how much of a challenge they end up being this postseason. I hope they can get their act together because they are more talented than SAS and HOU.

Utah have underachieved all year long and I expect them to continue to do so in the playoffs. They just haven't found the right balance between their players. Don't maximize their talent. I am not optimistic about their chances. I'd like to see them change their coach in the off-season.

The Clippers should win in 6 if they are healthy.

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 12:25:01 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36357
  • Tommy Points: 1810
Eastern Conference

Boston vs Chicago

Boston has a major advantage talent wise over the Bulls. That Chicago team simply does not fit well together and the Celtics should make short work of them. The Bulls main hope of pulling off a surprise display is Mirotic. He is the key to their offense (after Butler).

Boston in 5.

Cleveland vs Indiana

Another huge mismatch in talent. The Cavs have it. The Pacers do not. Cleveland in 4.

Washington vs Atlanta

Two boring teams which nobody really cares about. Not a believer in either team. I'll go with Washington in 6 because they have two creators offensively out on the perimeter and Atlanta goes into regular offensive funks due to the lack of multiple offensive creators on the perimeter.

Toronto vs Milwaukee

I have Toronto as the 2nd most talented team in the East after Cleveland after the additions of Ibaka and PJ Tucker. I love their roster and how the pieces fit together.

I love parts of the Milwaukee team. Brogdon, Giannis, Middleton. Their best bet to win will be through their wing defense on DeRozan. If they can slow DeRozan down - like Paul George did last year - the Bucks can make this a 7 game series and have a real shot at winning.

I am kind of unhappy the Raps got Milwaukee because this is the toughest series they could have gotten. Could go either way. I'll go Toronto in 7.

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 12:30:21 PM »

Offline KGs Knee

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9091
  • Tommy Points: 1000

Utah have underachieved all year long and I expect them to continue to do so in the playoffs. They just haven't found the right balance between their players. Don't maximize their talent. I am not optimistic about their chances. I'd like to see them change their coach in the off-season.

The Clippers should win in 6 if they are healthy.

I couldn't disagree more about your assessment of Utah.

Utah has over-achieved, if anything, when you factor in how many games they have lost to injury this season. George Hill, Derrick Favors, and Rodney Hood have all missed 20+ games, that's 3/5 of their preferred starting lineup. The fact they have been able to keep winning games despite this is a testament to their depth of talent, particularly on the wings, and the solid coaching of Quinn Snyder.

I actually think Snyder has done a fantastic job this year getting the most out of guys like Joe Johnson, who has performed quite admirably as a small ball 4, and Joe Ingles.

If Hill is in fact now healthy, I expect Utah to pull off the upset.

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 12:38:03 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36357
  • Tommy Points: 1810

Utah have underachieved all year long and I expect them to continue to do so in the playoffs. They just haven't found the right balance between their players. Don't maximize their talent. I am not optimistic about their chances. I'd like to see them change their coach in the off-season.

The Clippers should win in 6 if they are healthy.

I couldn't disagree more about your assessment of Utah.

Utah has over-achieved, if anything, when you factor in how many games they have lost to injury this season. George Hill, Derrick Favors, and Rodney Hood have all missed 20+ games, that's 3/5 of their preferred starting lineup. The fact they have been able to keep winning games despite this is a testament to their depth of talent, particularly on the wings, and the solid coaching of Quinn Snyder.

I actually think Snyder has done a fantastic job this year getting the most out of guys like Joe Johnson, who has performed quite admirably as a small ball 4, and Joe Ingles.

If Hill is in fact now healthy, I expect Utah to pull off the upset.

Yes, I agree with a lot of that.

I think Snyder has done a good job of keeping the team playing well through various injuries.

What I do not like is when they are healthy. I don't think Snyder has developed the team -- a mentality, a style of play, an understanding of how they win and what their roles are in how they achieve that.

I do not like how this team plays together when they are healthy.

I am impressed by what they did through those injuries. I think their team often looks more comfortable (in their roles) when someone is missing. When Favors is out of the mix. More space to operate. When one of the perimeter players is out, easier to distribute touches and shot attempts amongst Hill / Hood / Hayward.

I think Snyder has done a good job to bring the team this far but now they need a new voice to take them to the next level. 

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 03:20:56 PM »

Offline kraidstar

  • Bill Walton
  • *
  • Posts: 1454
  • Tommy Points: 447
Since the regular season is officially closed, the playoffs are now open. Thought we create a thread to capture the 2017 NBA playoffs. Here are the matchups and times for each series.

Eastern Conference
No. 1 Boston Celtics vs. No. 8 Chicago Bulls
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Boston, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Boston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Chicago, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Apr. 26 at Boston
Game 6*: Friday, Apr. 28 at Chicago
Game 7*: Sunday, Apr. 30 at Boston

No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Indiana Pacers
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Cleveland, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Monday, Apr. 17 at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Indiana, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Indiana, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at Cleveland
Game 6*: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Indiana
Game 7*: Saturday, Apr. 29 at Cleveland (TNT)

No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 4: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. (TNT)
Game 5*: Monday, Apr. 24 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 6*: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Milwaukee
Game 7*: Saturday, Apr. 29 at Toronto (TNT)

No. 4 Washington Wizards vs. No. 5 Atlanta Hawks
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Washington, 1 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Monday, Apr. 24 at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Apr. 26 at Washington
Game 6*: Friday, Apr. 28 at Atlanta
Game 7*: Sunday, Apr. 30 at Washington

Western Conference
No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Monday, Apr. 24 at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Apr. 26 at Golden State
Game 6*: Friday, Apr. 28 at Portland
Game 7*: Sunday, Apr. 30 at Golden State

No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: Monday, Apr. 17 at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Thursday, Apr. 20 at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4: Saturday, Apr. 22 at Memphis, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 5*: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at San Antonio
Game 6*: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Memphis
Game 7*: Saturday, Apr. 29 at San Antonio (TNT)

No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1: Sunday, Apr. 16 at Houston, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2: Wednesday, Apr. 19 at Houston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at Houston
Game 6*: Thursday, Apr. 27 at Oklahoma City
Game 7*: Saturday, Apr. 29 at Houston (TNT)

No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz
Game 1: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Los Angeles. 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, Apr. 21 at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPN 2)
Game 4: Sunday, Apr. 23 at Utah, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Game 5*: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at Los Angeles
Game 6*: Friday, Apr. 28 at Utah
Game 7*: Sunday, Apr. 30 at Los Angeles

* = If Necessary

TP for the thread.

Halfway through the first quarter of game 1 the Cavs' D looks pretty suspect, the Pacers should take it to the rim on every possession. Plenty of bad defense on both sides here so far.

Indiana offensively is looking a lot better now than they did earlier in the season. Maybe they just needed time to incorporate their new players?

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 03:29:31 PM »

Offline straightouttabahstun

  • Avery Bradley
  • Posts: 438
  • Tommy Points: 36
  • That's turrible
Liking the Pacers' offense. Can't tell whether or not LeBron is coasting and will turn it up in the second half, but he hasn't done much. It's actually a pretty decent matchup. Loving the game so far.

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 03:55:50 PM »

Offline dwlefty13

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1538
  • Tommy Points: 300
I am not sure the Pacers know what defense is. Lebron having his way offensively post moves, passing, etc.
Let's Go Celtics!!

Re: NBA Playoffs 2017 (Thread)
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 03:59:18 PM »

Offline jpotter33

  • Robert Parish
  • *********************
  • Posts: 21226
  • Tommy Points: 2695
Good Lord, this Pacers D is atrocious, and the Cavs D isn't much better. Still just seems like the Cavs are covering up their defensive deficiencies with their good offense, but I don't think that they can get past Toronto like that.
Quote from:  Robert Frost
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.